Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey is director of an ecological think-tank, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) and Coordinator of Oilwatch International. He chairs the Board of Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth, Nigeria, an organization he co-founded and led as executive director from 1993-2013.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017
System Change Will Not Be Negotiated
We frequently hear calls for system change, at public mobilisations, in conference halls and even in negotiation halls. The calls come as slogans, they come in anger and they come as a strong rebuke to the systemic scaffold on which our pains, our exploitation and the denial of our voices and...
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Thursday, April 16, 2015
Halting Intentional Climate Inaction
If you keep going in the same direction, you will inevitably end up at where you are going. – Chinese proverb The climate paradox is that while governments agree that it is an imminent crisis, they are unwilling to act in a manner that shows that they assimilate this truth. Indeed, climate...
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Leave the Carbon in the Ground: An Open Letter to Governments and Their Negotiators
2012 saw the shocking melt of the Arctic, leading our greatest climatologist to declare a 'planetary emergency,' and it saw weather patterns wreck harvests around the world, raising food prices by 40% and causing family emergencies in poor households throughout the world. That's what happens with 0.8ºC of global warming.
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